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Our Leaders

Pastor Christopher Cole

Elder / Lead Pastor

Chris has been serving as Lead Pastor at NRBC since 2011. He has served in and pastored churches in Abilene, TX, Oakland, CA and Orange County, CA. Along with his wife, Traci, he also served as a missionary with the International Mission Board for five years. Chris, Traci and their three daughters love living in and serving the community of Paso Robles! You can contact Pastor Chris via e-mail @

Pastor Varnum Shults

Elder / Discipleship Pastor

Varnum has been serving as the Pastor of Outreach and Discipleship at NRBC since 2013. Prior to taking this position, he served as the Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Atascadero for seven years. You can contact Pastor Varnum via e-mail @

Ed Bedrosian

Elder/ Community Pastor

Pastor Ed Bedrosian has served as a pastor for over forty years in churches throughout CA. Upon retirement from his most recent church, Ed and his lovely and gifted wife, Jeanette joined our leadership team at RBC. Ed's focus is on building the "community" part of a Gospel-Centered community. To that end, he has oversight of church wide fellowships and member care. Ed also helps with leadership training and he works hard to ensure that we steward our church facilities well. You can contact Pastor Ed via e-mail @

Nick Thorpe

Elder Trainee

Nick has led the Atascadero Skate Church for several years and has recently joined the staff of the regional Youth for Christ ministry. Nick joined the ministry of NRBC in 2013.

Pat DiLuccia


Ken Halterman


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